As part of our commitment to improving air quality in Elmbridge, we have produced a draft Air Quality Action Plan 2021-26 (AQAP) detailing how we aim to improve air quality in Elmbridge over the next five years.
From 10 March to May 5, we are seeking views from residents and business owners, as well as partner organisations, on the action plan by way of an online survey. The survey will take around 10-15 minutes to complete. There is also the opportunity for residents and businesses to suggest their own actions and leave general comments on the draft Air Quality Action Plan.
Councillor Mary Marshall, Portfolio Holder for Environment would like to encourage all residents to review the draft air quality plan and respond to the survey:
“In July 2019, we declared a climate emergency in Elmbridge. We pledged to take local action, with the aim of making Elmbridge Borough Council as an organisations, carbon neutral by 2030.
“As part of our 10-year action plan to reduce carbon emissions, improving air quality in Elmbridge is key and that involves reducing emissions from transport, from buildings and new developments, as well as raising awareness, lobbying and working with partner organisations.
“This survey is an important step along the way, and I would urge our residents to have a look at the Air Quality Action Plan and to complete the survey before May 5.”